Le Half-Tour de U.S. 2014 | Day 14

July 17, 2014

Libby to Eureka

Some notes from today:

  • rode along highway 37 which follows the Kootenai River and the Koocanusa Lake. It is a beautiful road with very little traffic and stunning views. Lots of rolling hills so the climbing does add up.
  • we reached the Libby dam a little over an hour after leaving Libby and several other cyclists showed up shortly thereafter. One couple was coming from the other direction and had been on the road since January when they started their tour in Key West. One fellow was a local from Libby who was just out for a day ride. Two riders were raising awareness for strokes (see spokes for strokes )
  • about 12 KM after the libby dam we stopped at a marina on Lake Koocanusa where we enjoyed some lunch.
  • we arrived in Eureka at 3:20pm
  • sadly today is Jim's last day with us. As planned, he will be heading north tomorrow to hook up with his brother who will drive him back to Vancouver.

Our plan for tomorrow is to ride to Whitefish, about 83 KM away. Should be a short, easy day.

Comments

  • Diane St-Jean: re DSC5245 Looks like one part is detaching from the top... - posted over 4 years ago
  • Diane St-Jean: West Kelowna (Glenrosa) has a fire since about 1:30Pm this afternoon and has 600 houses evacuated. It's the wind that is a concern as the weather is changing, we should be around 29C tomorrow. It's still so hazy, we cant see the lakes, its thick soup right now. - posted over 4 years ago
  • Sassalass: Love the bridge - posted over 4 years ago
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  Libby to Eureka

  • 111.7km
    Distance
  • 4:40:29
    Moving Time
  • 1783.0m
    Elevation

Today's Photos

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early morning at our hotel
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many moths on grocery store wall
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Kootenai River
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cycling along Kootenai River
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Libby dam
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Libby dam
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Libby dam
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meeting other cyclists at Libby dam
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marina on Lake Koocanusa
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lunch stop at marina on Lake Koocanusa
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The Koocanusa Bridge -- the longest bridge in Montana
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about 5 KM before Eureka
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Harold giving us a citation for hanging our laundry :-)
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Our fine motel for tonight
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Sky very hazy within last hour, likely from forest fires.